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Oct 6, 2012 2:30pm PDT
when he was only 2 years old. after visiting a local hospital, he realized that he could use music to improve the lives of sick kids. his organization is called "concerts for a cure." its mission is to raise money for medical research. jourdan encourages talented teen musicians across the country to hold fundraising performances. >> we really look for children who had a cause that they found that was very important to them. and through innovation, they've figured out how to get other children to work with them. they don't have to wait to be leaders of tomorrow -- they're leading today. >> the founders of the award program say their honorees prove you don't have to be a grownup to do something big. >> the only thing that controls your opportunity is what's up here. it's also what allows you to grow your opportunities. so don't be afraid. try things because it means something to you. >> kids as young as 7 can be nominated for the award. top honorees receive a grant of at least $25,000 for their organization. to find out more, there's a link on our website. the spirit of the award is
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. so we had un-- it was an untapped resource. >> the kids also collected coupons outside their local supermarket, which became a supportive partner in the project. we also had boxes, shoe boxes at each register, for our cashiers to collect coupons for the students. >> the students from bernardsville middle school gathered all the coupons and then hit the aisles. >> it's a lot harder than it seems it would be, 'cause you've got to make sure of the expiration date, and it's the exact size and exact brand. >> i learned that it's really hard work, but it's really fun, too. >> they also had to keep in mind that the soup kitchen can only use certain types of products. >> we need things that don't expire easily, not perishable fruits. >> we bought canned fruit... >> canned meat and vegetables... >> soups. >> ...pasta and coffee... >> and we bought necessities like toothpaste. >> ...deodorant. >> ...and a lot of personal-care supplies for the people that would come into the soup kitchen. >> between the $500 grant, their coupons, as well as donations and discounts from the store, the kids cam
Oct 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
faraway places, smaller towns like arles made do with snarly local beasts, like wild boar, bears, and so on. like in nimes, the arena in arles is still used for concerts, bullfights, and other spectacles. in tumultuous medieval times, locals bricked up the arches, turning the stadium into a fortified town. over a hundred humble homes were crammed within its circular defenses. three of its medieval towers survive. perhaps arles' most famous resident was a dutchman -- vincent van gogh. he was 35 when he moved here in 1888, and it was here that he discovered the light that inspired in him an explosion of creativity. van gogh, coming from the gray skies and flatlands of holland and paris, was inspired by everything provencal. he claimed, "the whole future of art is to be found here in the south of france." here in arles, nearly everywhere you turn, you see scenes that could have inspired van gogh. while here, he worked in a flurry, producing more paintings than at any other period of his too-brief career -- nearly 200 canvases in just over a year. you can still visit the places that inspired
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)